Adopt a Wilson’s Plover Chick (Nike)


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This is Nike (center), one of this season’s Wilson’s Plover chicks. Nike gets her name from the Greek goddess, who is the personification of victory. Nike enjoys racing on the beach with her sisters Fortuna and Victoria, with their unbanded father as a referee. As you might guess, Nike wins most of the time! Nike likes taking the side of the underdog, and fighting for the little guy! Nike and her sisters Fortuna and Victoria were banded on 7/16/20, and her band number is 2501-84633.

The Wilson’s Plover is a shorebird species of high concern that GCBO researchers and protects. These birds nest on the sand and shells of our Texas beaches and scurry around the dunes inter-tidal zone finding invertebrates to eat. Their chicks are precocial, meaning that they can walk and feed themselves almost immediately after hatching. Our biologist Taylor and intern Morgan have been monitoring these birds all season, and have gotten to know the parents and their chicks!

When you adopt a chick, you will receive a photo of your chick, and an adoption certificate. Your adoption fees will go towards GCBO’s efforts to research and protect birds like these chicks!